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Statue of Liberty evacuated after bomb threat; everyone safe

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NEW YORK (AP) — The National Park Service says a 911 caller made a bomb threat against the Statue of Liberty, leading to a precautionary evacuation of the island.

The Park Service said in a statement Friday afternoon that all visitors and personnel were safe.

It says the call came in around 11 a.m. Friday. According to the Park Service, the person said "they were going to blow up the Statue of Liberty."

Law enforcement explosives experts were on the island along with Park Service police.

Hundreds of visitors were evacuated by boat.

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